I started in drafting at about the age of 15, when a friend of mine showed me some drawings and peaked my curiosity in drafting. I then signed up for a drafting class in my Freshman year of high school and remained in the drafting course through my Sophomore year. Then I enrolled in a career class in drafting at the local vocational school for my Junior and Senior years. At this point I have had 4 years of drafting and I was as they say "hooked".
I then had a civic duty to my country to serve in the military and proudly served in the Army for 3 years. Upon leaving the military I sort of lost my way as to which way my career was headed, and wasn't until 2 years after leaving the Army I decided to continue my education at a local community college. Taking Engineering it was then I realized that engineering was not what I wanted to do as I was excelling in all my computer related classes, so I changed my major to Computer Technology. I also realized how hard it was to go to school, work and raise a family. So I had to take care of my family.
In 1996 I decided I would try and give a one year Computerized Office Technology class a try this time I conquered it and received my certificate in Computerized Office Technology. Within a month later I was gainfully employed with a office supply company for about 11 years. Working my way up the ladder to a corporate position in Space Planning - this is where I received my certification as a JDA Space Planner for one of the industries leading manufactures of space planning software.
It was there I realized how much I missed drafting and how everything was headed towards computers in that field and AutoCAD was real popular. So I started to research the field and decided I needed to get back into school but the timing wasn't right.
Then in 2012 it happened I took my first steps towards an Associates degree in Computer Aided Design and Drafting in Architecture. I had decided to try an online coarse and stuck with it. It was great and I was able to work and go to school. I got my degree in 2014
This is where I am today. I learned a lot, and met a lot of people. I did an internship with a local design/consultant firm where we worked on a public library as it has progressed through the design/build stage. As you can see in the pictures in the gallery.
Architecture is my passion.